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Malaysia vying for Business Tourism Sector

Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) unveiled three key initiatives at AIME 2015. These initiatives are designed to draw business events to the Southeast Asia country. The three campaigns, names Malaysia Year of Festivals (MyFEST) 2015, Malaysia Like Never Before, and Malaysia Twin Deal X (MTD-X) respectively, are value-added corporate meetings and incentive promotions. “With the introduction of these new initiatives couple with our delegation size here at AIME, we are confident…

New Real Time Analytics App Launched by DoubleDutch

Designed to help event organisers produce more effective, strategic events, DoubleDutch has launched Event Performance, an app that measures delegate engagement and allows delegates to give feedback in Real Time. "Event Performance is the culmination of a much broader vision," said Lucian Beebe, VP of Product. "All along, we were building an app that was architected from the ground up to give organisers the data they need to transform the way they run events. Most analytics reports generated…

Refurbishment paying off for Adelaide Oval

  Having undergone a $535 million redevelopment in 2014, Adelaide Oval is now enjoying being one of the most in-demand locations in the South Australian Capital City. The venue has increased its functions spaces from six to 23 and can cater for groups ranging from two to 3000 people. Adelaide Oval is one of Australia’s most recognisable and prestigious venues, which offers panoramic views out over the city and St Peter’s Cathedral. While the site can host many different types of…

New CEO at MTA South Australia

The Motor Trade Association (MTA) of South Australia has appointed Paul Unerkov as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr Unerkov comes after the retirement of outgoing CEO John Chapman. Mr Chapman was CEO for eight years. MTA President Neville Gibb said Mr Chapman had taken a particular interest in the role the MTA could play in terms of its political advocacy as well as it’s training and education scheme. “It has been a privilege to work with John,” said Mr Gibb. Mr Chapman said he was proud…

Positively Wellington Venues hosts Webstock 2015

Over 850 web designers, developers and industry leaders from across America, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand descended on the Michael Fowler Centre and St James Theatre in Wellington on 16th February 2015 for the annual Webstock Conference. Both venues are part of Positively Wellington Venues. The four-day event is the result of Natasha Lampard, Mike Brown, Deb Sidelinger and Ben Lampard’s desire to create a conference that inspires and educates all those working in the digital sphere…

Re-imagining AIME for a brand new future

With Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) 2015 set to open tomorrow, the Melbourne-based event has officially launched a new direction. Set to completely change the way AIME is experience, no longer will the Expo be confined to just two days. Moving forward, AIME will be year-round experience as it reaches out to its community to execute its three key pillars of Networking, Business and Education. The AIME community is comprised of Exhibitors, Buyers and Visitors. At the…

Navigating the Internet of Things Summit registrations now open

Registrations are now open for the Navigating the Internet of Things Summit. Held on 26 March 2015 at the National Convention Centre, Canberra, the Summit will focus on Transformation and the impact of ubiquitous and intelligent connectivity on the economy, society, business and government. The Navigating the Internet of Things Summit will explore three key themes: Transforming the Physical Economy and Built Environment

AIME Registrations Closing Soon

There are only a few days left to register for free for the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meeting Expo (AIME). Taking place on 24 – 25 march at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, AIME is the annual even of the Business Events industry. AIME was recently named Best Exhibition at the Australian Event Awards and is geared towards those involved in organising travel, businesses events and meetings, incentives, conferences or special events. Attendance at the event is free if delegates…

Innovation awards now open

Nominations are now open for the 2015 iAwards. There are five domains and 16 categories open for nomination, plus the Hills Young Innovator of the Year for people under 25. The iAwards aims to cultivate, communicate and celebrate excellent in Australian innovation at both the state and national level, as well as help individuals and organisers to build their capacity and confidence to shape the future of Australia. Last year’s winner of the Hills Young Innovator of the Year, Elliot…

Taste of New Zealand coming to AIME 2015

AIME 2015 is expected a big influx of New Zealanders with Conventions & Incentives NZ (CINZ) and Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) leading a contingent from across the Tasman. New CINZ Chief Executive Sue Sullivan will be updating AIME media and buyers on the latest developments around New Zealand, including the four new convention centres being planned for Christchurch, Queenstown, Wellington and Auckland. “New Zealand I moving to the next level as it works to become a major player in the international…

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